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Evaluation of Indiana's Criminal Code Reform

In 2020, ICJI produced the sixth edition of the annual Criminal Code Reform Evaluation Report, which builds on the analyses from the previous years and provides additional insight into Indiana’s current and ever-changing criminal justice landscape. Comprehensively, this report covers many topics, ranging from jail overcrowding and the development of specialty courts to behavioral and mental health services. However, one main point of note is the attempt to address the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system. The purpose of this report is to shed light on many of these areas so that Indiana’s policymakers and stakeholders can develop forward-thinking strategies based on sound data and meaningful analysis.

Download the 2020 report

Past reports: 201920182017 | 2016 | 2015

HEA 1006 DASHBOARDS

ICJI has partnered with multiple agencies to create an interactive data visualization to help the public better understand the changes under HEA 1006.

Click on the data elements below to filter the information.

  • COURTS

    Data for the Indiana Court Technology Data was provided by the Office of Judicial Administration, Court Technology. The dashboards show new criminal filings, abstract of judgments, sentence modifications (requests to modify sentence), placement (sentencing) and methods of completion for probation.  The data may be filtered by felony level for new filings, abstract of judgment and placements.  Pre-1006 felony class levels were A – D, Felony level A is the most serious. Beginning July 1, 2014, felony class levels were changed to 1 – 6, Felony 1 is the most serious.

  • IDOC

    Data in this dashboard was provided by the Indiana Department of Correction’s Data Science and Analytics Department which overviews admissions, releases, and utilization rates of facilities.

  • JAIL

    Data for the Jail Capacity visualization was provided by the Indiana Department of Correction’s Annual Jail Inspection Reports. County jail rate of capacity was calculated by the number of inmates housed on the day of the inspection divided by the number of operational beds. Inspections are conducted on an annual basis. The capacity rate is a one-day snapshot and not based on average daily populations.

  • JUVENILE CASES IN ADULT COURT

    This dashboard displays juvenile cases that are under adult court jurisdiction.  There are two possible channels for a juvenile to be under the jurisdiction of an adult court: lack of jurisdiction (direct file) and waiver of jurisdiction (waiver).  Juvenile courts lack jurisdiction over individuals at least 16 years old who have committed certain felonies as listed in IC 31-30-1-4.  For acts committed under IC 31-30-3-2 through IC 31-30-3-6, juvenile courts may waive jurisdiction to an adult court that would have jurisdiction if the act had been committed by an adult.  Data was provided by the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council for all counties using the Indiana Prosecutor Case Management System (“INPCMS”).

    Data represents number of cases; some individuals have multiple cases in adult court.  Data reported begins with year 2012, not all counties were using INPCMS at that time. As counties were added to INPCMS, county data was included.  Therefore, some counties will not have data for all years.  As of December 31, 2019, all counties, except Allen use INPCMS. Data for Allen county was only collected for the year 2019 and was obtained from the Office of Court Technology. Weapon offenses includes the following crimes: dangerous possession of a firearm; carrying a handgun without a license; criminal recklessness with a weapon; possession of weapon on school property; alteration of a handgun/firearm; unlawful possession of firearm and pointing a firearm.  Other offenses includes the following crimes: arson; criminal recklessness; criminal gang activity; criminal mischief; criminal trespass; escape; failure to appear; fraud/forgery; intimidation; neglect of a dependent; OWI; and resisting law enforcement.

  • PROBLEM-SOLVING COURTS

    The Problem-Solving Courts in Indiana Dashboard was populated by data obtained from the Indiana Office of Court Services which outlines the number of certified problem-solving courts disaggregated by type (e.g., Adult Drug Court, Veteran’s Court) and county. The data also outlines the year that the problem-solving court was certified.

  • FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION PROGRAMMING

    Data for the Substance Use Treatment Programs visualization was provided by the Indiana Department of Correction’s Data Science and Analytics Department which enumerates the substance use disorder treatment progression of incarcerated individuals. Data for the Re-arrest Rates & Substance Use Program Exposure visualization was provided by the Indiana Department of Correction and the Indiana State Police and displays one-year re-arrest rates (any arrest) associated with individuals who completed, were exposed to but did not complete, and who failed out of the substance use program as well as individuals who did not ever begin the program. Data for the Substance Use Counseling Programs visualization was derived from the Indiana Department of Correction’s Annual Jail Inspection Reports and provides information on the number of jails that offer substance use counseling programs to inmates. Finally, data for the Pre- & Post-Recovery Works Program Recidivism visualization was derived from a series of studies conducted by the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction, the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice at Wayne State University, the Indiana University Center for Criminal Justice Research, and the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI). These data outline the average number of re-arrests and the average re-arrest rates one year, two years, and three years after involvement in the Recovery Works program to demonstrate the program’s effectiveness in reducing recidivism. Data are associated with counts, not individuals.